Ted Tufescu

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BACKGROUND The management of open fractures requires wound irrigation and débridement to remove contaminants, but the effectiveness of various pressures and solutions for irrigation remains controversial. We investigated the effects of castile soap versus normal saline irrigation delivered by means of high, low, or very low irrigation pressure. METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine if angulation or translation measured on the lateral preoperative injury radiographs of patients with 31A2 pertrochanteric fractures is related to excessive postoperative shortening when treated with a sliding hip screw. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the radiographs of consecutive patients with hip fractures treated(More)
  • Ted Tufescu
  • Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…
  • 2016
BACKGROUND When fracture management includes operative fixation with a load-sharing construct in good-quality bone, screening for healing problems or hardware failure with radiographs in the first 6 postoperative weeks may be unnecessary. I sought to determine Canadian orthopedic surgeons' current protocol for early postoperative radiographs of stable,(More)
  • Ted Tufescu
  • Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…
  • 2016
BACKGROUND Currently up to 58% of Canadian surgeons would forego screening radiographs after stable fracture fixation. It is therefore expected that reducing screening radiographs will be well accepted, provided that patient safety is not compromised, resulting in a cost reduction. The study objective was to measure the savings of a simplified radiographic(More)
Intramedullary nailing has become the treatment of choice for diaphyseal femur fractures. Malrotation is a well-recognized complication of femoral nailing. Various techniques including the cortical step sign (CSS) have been described to minimize iatrogenic rotational deformity during femoral nailing. We present a case in which the use of the CSS resulted in(More)
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